Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET
May 21On May 21, “Through the Decades” goes back in time to relive the moment “The Bob Newhart Show” aired its finale in 1990. We also take a look back on the day the Yuba City High School choir’s bus tragically crashed in 1976, and we profile Laurence Tureaud – better known as “Mr. T.”
Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET
May 22On May 22, “Through the Decades” remembers the day the first Pac-Man game was installed in a Tokyo movie theatre in 1980. We also take a look back on the day President Johnson delivered his blueprint for a better America in 1964 – an agenda known as “The Great Society.” And on the day of his birth, we profile the host of “The Price is Right,” Drew Carey.
Thu 8:00AM ET, Thu 8:00PM ET
May 23On May 23, “Through the Decades” remembers the day Bonnie and Clyde – the depression era’s deadly duo – died in a shootout in 1934. We also take a look back on the day Steven Soderbergh made history at the Cannes Film Festival with his directorial debut, “Sex, Lies and Videotape” 1989, and on the day of her birth, we profile pop singer Rosemary Clooney.
Fri 8:00AM ET, Fri 8:00PM ET
May 24On May 24, “Through the Decades” remembers the day a secret meeting was held in 1963 – as a new course of action for the Civil Rights Movement was set into motion with the help of Robert F. Kennedy. We also take a look back on the day “Thelma and Louise” premiered in movie theatres across the country in 1991, and on the day of her birth, we profile singer and actress Patti LaBelle.
Mon 8:00AM ET, Mon 8:00PM ET
May 27On May 27, “Through the Decades” remembers the day Christopher Reeve experienced an equestrian accident in 1995 that would leave him tragically paralyzed. We also take a look back on the day Chicago launched its Century of Progress World’s Fair Exposition in 1933, and on the day of his birth, we profile actor Louis Gossett.
Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET
May 28On May 28, “Through the Decades” goes back in time to recall the death of Phil Hartman in 1998, who was the victim of a shocking murder-suicide. We also take a look back on the day Texas businesswoman Linda Finch completed Amelia Earhart’s ill-fated journey six decades later. And on the day of her birth, we profile soul-singer Gladys Knight.
Through the Decades: Through the Decades May 20
On May 20, Bill Kurtis of Through the Decades turns the lens of time back to 1997, when Roseanne aired its final episode that is, until its 2018 revival. Ellee Pai Hong remembers the legacy of Frank Sinatra on the day of his star-studded funeral in 1998, when America gathered to say goodbye. Kerry Sayers recalls when construction workers led a march in 1970 in support of the Nixon Administration, ... moreWatch now
Bill Kurtis is an author, producer, and award-winning journalist. Bill got his start in television working for WIBW in Topeka, KS. His work with CBS News ranged from covering the fall of Saigon to anchoring "The CBS Morning News." His documentary work includes the Peabody Award-winning PBS series The New Explorers, as well Investigative Reports and Cold Case Files for A&E Network and American Greed on CNBC.
Using his journalistic skills and his background as a law school graduate, Bill authored The Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice, which explores issues surrounding capital punishment in America. He also provided the satirical narration for the feature film comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He also is the judge and scorekeeper for NPR’s weekly game show Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.
Kerry Sayers has spent more than twenty years in the media industry, working in radio and television. For much of that time, Sayers has been at the epicenter of Chicago sports. She has hosted shows for Comcast and covered football for Fox. Sayers began her career at WILX in Lansing, MI and has since worked across the country from Buffalo to the Pacific Northwest.
Kerry graduated from the University of Michigan and lives in Chicago with her husband, their daughter and just welcomed their second child, a son, in September.
Ellee Pai Hong
Ellee Pai Hong is a veteran journalist, having spent a career covering news and teaching journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Ellee started her career in broadcast news as a general assignment reporter at the CBS affiliate in Rockford, IL. She made the jump to Decatur, IL then Hartford, CT before landing as anchor for NBC in Chicago.
Ellee moved to the United States from Korea as a child and holds a bachelor’s degree from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She lives in Chicago with her husband John and their two children.